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The Shalom-making Church
In Dialogue With the Three Sectors of Society
Guillermo Puppo

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The author radiates a passion for the church and the city. He claims that Jesus' teachings and actions enacted shalom-making principles and firmly denounced shalom-breaking systems that sustain the city's economic, social, and cultural structures of power and oppression.


Dr. G. Puppo first inductively extracts insights from the Gospel of Luke and, with Social Rhetorical Analysis (SRA), highlights ten social themes. He then initiates a dialogue with the public, private and social sectors of society utilizing (CITI Certified) interviews and analyzing the data with ATLAS.ti software.


The reader is guided to the critical intersection of Scripture and our situation. New possibilities ignite for a transformation of the city into a more biblically just environment—a giant leap of faith towards Agapolis (City of Love).



“An excellent bridge between the church and the city . . . subsequent dialogue should emerge as a result.”

- Bruce E. Winston, Ph.D.

Regent University


“This book is a fresh wind at a time when the world is consumed by division and controlled by fear.”

- Carlo Serrano, Ph.D.

Manna University


“Clearly , a book that the current church needs to read, to rediscover its role in the Missio Dei and put into practice its call to be the salt of the earth.”

- Silvina Kosacki, M.Div.

National Hispanic District Council


“Research that will  become part of the framework for biblical ecclesiology in a contemporary setting . . . for years to come.”

- Russell L. Huizing, Ph.D.

Toccoa Falls College

From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guillermo Puppo (B.B.S., M.A., Ph.D.) is Founder and Senior Pastor of Ciudad de Dios Foursquare Church in Denver, Colorado. He also serves as Senior Instructional Designer at Fuller Theological Seminary and as an Adjunct Professor of Christian Leadership at Manna University. Living in the Mile-High City, Guillermo and his wife, Vanessa, are blessed with two daughters, Ange and Julietta.

pp. 432 - Hard-Cover

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